Monday thoughts

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Wearing : Zara coat / LiuJo shirt, pants, hat / Guess sneakers all via Unicbrands / LV purse

Photos : Florin Bondrila

 

Daca ma intrebai acum cativa ani ce ma ingrozeste la o zi de luni, aveam mai mult de 10 motive bine argumentate. Astazi in schimb, pentru mine cel putin,  nu mai conteaza ce zi a saptamanii este, atata timp cat ma trezesc dimineata cu  pofta de viata, ca fac ceea ce imi place, ca e soarele pe cer, bla -bla -bla. Insa motivul real pentru care ma dau jos din pat este de fapt  gandul la acel croissant proaspat cu ciocolata pe care il voi savura alaturi de un ceai negru cu lamaie.

Totul devine si mai apetisant in timp ce dau o tura scurta pe social media si mai exact, Facebook. Nu are rost sa intru in detalii pentru ca aceasta platforma este cu dus si intors, o unealta de care unii se folosesc mai mult, altii mai putin, inclusiv eu. Insa in valtoarea evenimentelor e posibil sa nu mai realizezi cat de mult social media ne influenteaza parerile, deciziile si cat timp ne acapareaza. Personal, ma gandesc serios sa fac un mic detox tehnologic, pentru ca “enough is enough” si pentru ca :

  • Echilibrul este cel mai important. 3 ore pe zi sunt suficiente sa ma pun la curent cu tot ce misca in on-line, inclusiv sa share-uiesc cateva momente  personale.
  • Notificarile permanente pe ecranul telefonului ma distrag constant si imi creeaza un sentiment fals de urgenta. Drept urmare le dau “turn off”!
  • Ma simt excelent cand dau unfriend / unfollow / unsubscribe la tot ce ma agaseaza virtual
  • Incerc sa fiu in primul rand informata si mai apoi sa imi formez o opinie vizavi de un subiect, mai ales in on-line unde toata informatia este de tip “fast-food”.
  • Nu ma intelegeti gresit ,este ok sa fii activ. Atat in on-line cat si off-line.
  • Nu cred ca mai este un secret faptul ca nu toti suntem ceea ce postam. De aceea intotdeauna o sa prefer 10 min  face to face cu cineva, decat o ora  pe chat.
  • Efectul general  de turma. Prea la fel, prea ca la tara
  • Si pentru ca inainte sa vina era digitala eram mai fericiti, dom’le! Nu stiam ce face vecinu, nu ne deprimam ca nu ne-a dat ” like” Gicu  si ne bucuram de adevaratele placeri ale vietii. Pentru ca Nutella are alt gust direct din borcan, decat pe Instagram !

Va anunt lunea viitoare cum a decurs cura de detox tehno-digitala. E posibil ca acest experiment sa se lase cu 2-3 kg in plus. Imi asum si acest risc 🙂

Va doresc o saptamana frumoasa !

 

EN:

If you asked me a few years ago what is so horrible about Monday, I would have given you more than 10 good reasons. But today, for me at least, it doesn’t matter the day of the week, as long as I wake up full of joy every morning because I am doing what I like, the sun is up, bla bla bla. But the real reason I climb out of bed is in fact the thought of that fresh chocolate croissant that I will enjoy next to a cup of black tea with lemon.

It all becomes even more appealing while I take a short social media tour, more specifically on Facebook. It’s pointless to go into details because the discussion about this platform goes back and forth, it’s a tool that some are using more and others less, including me. But amid all the events, it’s possible to stop realizing how much social media is influencing our opinions and decisions, and how much time it requires. I personally think about having a small tech detox, because “enough is enough” and because:

  •  Balance is the most important. 3 hours a day are enough for me to get acquainted with everything that happens online, including sharing some personal moments.
  •  Permanent notifications on my mobile screen are constantly distracting me and are creating a false feeling of urgency. Therefore I turn them off!
  •  I feel great when I unfriend / unfollow / unsubscribe from everything that annoys me virtually.
  •  First of all I try to be informed and only then I form an opinion regarding a topic, especially online, where all information is like “fast-food”.
  •  Don’t get me wrong, it’s ok to be active. Both online and offline.
  •  I don’t think it’s a secret that we are not always what we post. That is why, I will always prefer 10 minutes face to face with someone instead of 1 hour spent on chat.
  •  The general herd behavior. Everything is too similar.
  •  And because before the digital age we were happier! We didn’t know what our neighbor is up to, we weren’t depressed because the average Joe didn’t like what we posted and we were enjoying life’s true pleasures. Because Nutella tastes different when it’s eaten directly from the jar than on Instagram!

Next Monday I will let you know how my techno-digital detox went. It’s possible that this experiment will end with 2-3 extra kilograms. I will take this risk 🙂

Have a great week!

 

 

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